Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Meta Platforms – a company that has recently failed to deliver the growth needed for customers. Zuckerberg says it’s time for a change now. One innovation is the AI translator, which should bring unexpected possibilities in the future metaverse of Facebook.
Facebook turns into Metaverse
First you need to understand the plans of Meta Platforms, formerly known as Facebook. The largest company in the conglomerate is the social network Facebook.
In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus, a company that makes virtual reality glasses, for $2 billion. These glasses provide the user with an immersive experience in a virtual world. Facebook and above all Mark Zuckerberg saw promising opportunities in this technology.
For a long time, it was very quiet around Oculus. The spread of virtual reality glasses has not progressed as much as expected. This raised the question of how Facebook would continue to do business with the acquired company.
In 2021, it was finally time and the topic was taken up again. At the time, Decentraland and The Sandbox gave the Metaverse a boost. The two emerging video games are marketing themselves as the Metaverse – a kind of parallel digital universe that offers far more possibilities than previous video games and is more inclusive.
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An idea that also apparently inspired Facebook and sparked a radical change.
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Metaverse is said to have a much larger social component than other video games. Private immersion should be possible through VR technology. Facebook noted that it previously identified Metaverse as a social network with a virtual reality subsidiary and joined the trend.
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The name of the parent company was quickly changed to Meta Platforms. In the long run, Facebook needs to be reformed to become standard. But the plans go further than that. In a new press release, Meta describes the special features that the Metaverse should also have.
Meta AI is developing its own translator
The goal of Metaverse is to connect people in a special way. But the world is full of different languages. Mutual linguistic understanding is often lacking, so clear communication is possible only with a small group of the population of the whole world.
In the metaverse of the Meta Platforms, there should be no room for this weak spot. Meta is currently developing Universal Speech Translator so that a variety of people can speak there.
Implementation in the metaverse makes it possible for people to communicate with each other without speaking the other person’s language. Each person simply uses a language of their choice – essentially their mother tongue.
Then the conversation partner receives what is spoken in their mother tongue. The translator works in real time and is supposed to be able to handle all languages of the world.
This will be especially important when people begin to teleport through virtual worlds and experience things with people from other countries. Now is our chance to improve the internet and set a new standard where we can all communicate with each other, no matter what language we speak or where we are from. And if we get it right, this is just one example of how AI can help bring people together on a global scale.
Mark Zuckerberg says: Of course, the compiler also needs a foundation. Work on this has already started.
Meta develops AI translator without leaving a language
In order for the translator to have the expected effect from him, an AI that has previously learned all the languages of the world must work in the background. This AI is called “leaving no language behind”.
Leave no language outside the metaverse should also be used. On the one hand, the translation of languages should work better than before, and on the other hand, the translation of smaller languages should be greatly expanded.
According to Meta, billions of people still live without programs in their mother tongue. This creates an information imbalance – according to Meta.
Therefore, you want to leave a language behind not only simplifying personal contact with each other, but also making large parts of the Internet available to new target groups that until now have remained hidden behind the language barrier.